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Galvanic Facial Benefits

Updated: Apr 3


woman getting a galvanic facial

Galvanic facial is one of the most requested cosmetic treatments offered at the dentist’s office. This treatment uses direct current (DC) to rebalance the pH of your skin. The current also removes the buildup of dead skin cells, dirt, and oil. Thanks to the galvanic facial’s deep cleansing properties, it’s ideal for those with oily or acne-prone skin.


The galvanic facial is performed using a spa-like treatment chair. You can sit back and relax while your skin care specialist cleanses and treats your skin.


Galvanic Facial Benefits

A galvanic facial is a noninvasive procedure with benefits that cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin. In this procedure, a low direct current is applied through two metal poles, one positive and one negative. The positive pole attracts positively charged molecules, like toxins and bacteria, while the negative pole attracts negatively charged molecules, like dead cells and excess oil.


These poles are also attached to a reservoir of cleansing solution, which infuses your skin with moisture, vitamins, and minerals. This makes a galvanic facial the perfect rejuvenation treatment for those who wish to maintain smooth, youthful-looking skin.


What Happens During Galvanic Facial Procedure?

Galvanic facials use galvanic currents to help improve the appearance of the skin. These currents help promote the production of collagen and other compounds that improve the skin’s appearance. Galvanic facials are non-invasive and don’t require any downtime after treatment. Some patients experience slight redness or a mild tingling sensation, but this is usually temporary.


During treatment, a special conducting gel is applied to the skin. This gel allows electric currents to flow through the skin. The gel is then removed and the skin is treated with a galvanic current. This current increases blood flow to the skin, which promotes collagen production.


Two Types of Treatments

The first type of treatment is Iontophoresis. This procedure uses a positively charged gel that is applied to your skin. A negative electrode is either given to you to hold or rests on your shoulder. Next, a positively charged current is passed through your skin, pushing the product deep into the epidermal layers. This will dramatically increase the absorption of all skin products used after the treatment.

The second type of treatment is desincrustation. This process is where the galvanic current emulsifies and softens the sebum and keratin found in hair follicles. This makes the removal of blackheads and clogged pores painless. The skin gets a deep cleaning and softening at the same time.

Other Galvanic Facials Benefits

A galvanic facial treatment is a good option for hydrating dry skin to increase moisture retention. Or, if your skin type leans more to oily, a galvanic treatment will help eliminate clogged pores and reduce oils that can lead to acne.

A galvanic facial improves the production of collagen and new skin cells. Which in turns helps new cells replace the older ones much faster. It also stimulates blood flow, increasing the oxygen supply to your face. Oxygen makes your skin feel tighter and look fresher.

A galvanic facial treatment is relatively painless, though some patients may experience a slight tingling sensation. There is no downtime after the procedure so you can treat yourself over your lunch hour.

Galvanic facials are not recommended for people who have a heart condition, braces or who have undergone major, metal dental work.


Are Galvanic Facials Safe?

When done correctly, galvanic facial is a safe treatment. A licensed and certified dentist will administer the treatment, and the risks are minimal. However, patients may experience some side effects like redness, dryness, and skin irritation.


Galvanic facial is not recommended for children or people who are pregnant.


To find out more about the dental services offered by our dentist in Albuquerque NM, Dr. Snyder, call (505)-293-7611, schedule an online consultation or visit us at 4830 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Ste. K, Albuquerque, NM, 87111.

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